Tri County Report for February 20th, 2018

A 14-year-old is facing terroristic threat and disorderly conduct charges after allegedly posting a picture on social media threatening to “shoot up” Mohawk High School. State Police in Lawrence County report Pictured in the photo were three minors, including the 14-year-old that is allegedly responsible. In the photo, one of the juveniles is holding a deer rifle. The caption said that the poster and the other two pictured were going to “shoot up the school.” Police said there was no pending threat although the investigation is continuing.

State Police in Beaver County are investigating a threat made at the South Side School District in Greene Township. According to police a juvenile suspect was identified by the FBI along with state police and Ohio authorities on Saturday. Police traced the treat to a computer in Youngstown where the juvenile was taken into custody. Police are charging the juvenile with terroristic threats and other related criminal offenses. Federal charges are also pending.

A  Sharon man was taken to the hospital and later died after being hit by a car while crossing Connelly Blvd. on Saturday.. 80 year old  Leo White, was crossing the road within a crosswalk when he was hit by a car operated by 43 year old Timothy Kjera, also of Sharon. White was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown where he later died. Kerja faces a number of charges as police said he was driving with a suspended license.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released its version of the commonwealth’s congressional district map that will be used for the fast-approaching May primary.  The map was approved by the court in a four-to-three vote, with all four votes coming from Democratic justices.  Another Democratic justice voted against the redistricting, along with two Republican justices.  The map is expected to be challenged by the GOP in federal court.

Officials say a Beaver County man had to evacuate his home after significant landslides threatened it.  The homeowner says his Economy Borough home now has the backyard pushed right up against the foundation.  On Friday evening, the ground moved five feet.  Officials who ordered the evacuation say the ground is moving toward the home at a rate of an inch an hour.
Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is talking about the heart attack that almost killed him last year.  Speaking to the Washington Post, Ridge said that he woke up not feeling well on November 16th and had done an internet search for heart attack symptoms. After he determined it was likely he was having a heart attack, he called the operator at the hotel in Austin he was staying in and said he was having trouble.  Ridge says he woke up six days later.  The former PA governor adds that he was told he flat-lined at least three times on the way to the hospital.

Acquitted cop killer Ray Shetler Jr. is waking up behind bars even after being found not guilty in the murder of an officer.  On Friday a Westmoreland County jury found Shetler Jr. not guilty in the shooting death of St. Clair Township Officer Lloyd Reed.  The testimony lasted six days with 20 hours of jury deliberations.  Shetler Jr. faced the death penalty if found guilty.  He remains in jail on two guilty counts of theft and receiving stolen property.  His bond is set at 100-thousand-dollars.

Officials say at Aussie investment firm has officially purchased The Mall at Robinson.  The mall is one of ten malls that Queensland Investment Group is purchasing to complete the three-point-one-billion-dollar deal.  The Mall at Robinson currently features Macy’s, J.C. Penney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Western Pennsylvania could see three dollar a gallon gasoline. According to Triple-A a spike in prices is in line  the next few weeks. A spokeswoman says Because of hurricane Harvey, a lot of the refineries that will supply the Northeast with gasoline will postponed their fall maintenance until the spring, causing there production to be limited which means a tighter supply causing prices to go up.”